altec said:I think that it is pretty dependent on temperature. On air, I would not let the temp get above 55C, So as long as the vcore keeps the temp below that, i would consider it safe.
rogerdugans said:Not sure about Bartons (my stuff is way old ) but just a general voltage pointer:
The higher above specification you run, the more likely you are to have disastrous consequences. And the more you will shorten the chips/components life span.
Keeping the chip cool negates that to a point, but past certain limits you ARE risking catastrophe: the higher the voltage, greater the risk.
wannaoc said:Well heres my thoughts, I figure if I stay below 2 vcore and keep my temps below 50 load I should be ok. Yes, no?
hitechjb1 said:If the CPU is part of a mission critical system, such as a nuclear power plant, I would not put 2V on it.
If it is for a game machine or for taking benchmark without crucial data, and there are a few spare CPU lying around (like some of us here), I would not mind getting it to 2 V as long as the temperature and hence stability are under control. And losing that CPU is not end of the day for you.
Let's see some official numbers:
According to the AMD datasheet for model 8: datasheet link
In Chapter 8,
"The AMD Athlon XP processor model 8 should not be subjected to conditions exceeding the absolute ratings, as such conditions can adversely affect long-term reliability or result in functional damage."
The absolute rating for Vcore = Vcc_core_dc_max + 0.5 V
Vcc_core_dc_max = Vcc_core_nominal + 0.05 V
Vcc_core_ac_max = Vcc_core_nominal + 0.15 V
Vcc_core_nominal = 1.50 V for DLT3C
Vcc_core_nominal = 1.60 V for DUT3C
Vcc_core_nominal = 1.65 V for DKT3C
E.g. 1700 DLT3C
Vcc_core_dc_max = 1.5 + 0.05 = 1.55 V
The absolute rating for Vcore = 1.55 + 0.5 = 2.05 V
The numbers are the same for model 10 (Barton).
The above is based on my interpretation. Pls read the datasheet, and make your judgement.